Publisher: Addison-Wesley, 1985, 243 pages
PostScript, a revolutionary, device-independent page description language, is quickly becoming the industry standard for printing high-quality integrated text and graphics. It is a powerful, flexible language that has the ability to describe efficiently the appearance of text, images, and graphic material on the printed page. Already PostScript has been incorporated into some of the today's most innovative printers, including LaserWriter from Apple Computer, Inc.
Now from Adobe Systems Incorporated, the company that invented PostScript, here is the definitive introduction to this exciting language. The Postscript Language Tutorial and Cookbook is a thorough and clearly written guide to PostScript that outlines the features and capabilities of the language and shows practical ways to create useful PostScript programs.
Using numerous annotated examples and short programs, the tutorial provides a step-by-step guided tour of PostScript, highlighting those that make it such a unique and powerful language. The cookbook offers a collection of some of the most useful techniques and procedures available to PostScript programmers.
Also available is a companion volume, the PostScript Language Reference Manual by Adobe Systems Incorporated, a comprehensive description of and reference to the language.
A little known fact is that Postscript is a full programming language. If you're interested, this is a good buy together with its companion volumes.